I am thrilled to announce that my quilt, Orion Odyssey, was awarded an Honorable Mention in Thread Tails and Vapor Trails, the Navy quilting challenge to celebrate 100 years of Naval Aviation.
As you know, this quilt went through many changes and challenges as I put it together. There were moments of frustration and moments of celebration. Receiving this award makes me feel like it was worth every moment. Of course, life is like that too... changes, challenges, frustrations and celebrations and still worth every moment.
The winners in applique, mixed technique and embellished quilts are all listed on the Navy Quilts website. It is an impressive collection. David Taylor won the applique category. How fun to see my name along with his!
The quilts are traveling to air shows, military museums and other events around the country throughout 2011. Check out this map to see if they are coming near your home. (You must let me know you if go see them!)
It is quite moving to look at all the quilts and read the stories behind them. I'm quite thankful for the military people and the quilters who have touched my life.